The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the volcano Vesuvius erupting in AD 79. The entire community of approximately 20,000 inhabitants was buried under 60 feet of ash and rock. The ruins stood for 1,700 years after the eruption before being discovered by workmen in 1748. The eruption of Vesuvius actually helped preserve the city's architecture, making it an important part of our understanding of life in ancient Rome.

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Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy. I'm not sure how I'd be able to handle seeing the actual ash people, but the historical weight of this place is indisputable.

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology                                                                                                                                                     More

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Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum //

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Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy : Pompeii was an ancient Roman town in Italy. The city Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

12 essential tips for visiting Pompeii, the ancient Roman town near Naples in Italy. How to get to Pompeii by train from Naples or Sorrento, tips on taking a tour and how to make the most of your visit. Also how to climb Vesuvius, the volcano which buried Pompeii. Enjoy your trip!

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Photograph showing a sunset reddened sky around Vesuvius beyond the poignant cast of a Pompeian's body

Mount Vesuvius is seen behind a cast of one of the victims of the famous eruption of A. which led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum

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A day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy, is a great way to get a feel for the ancient Roman Empire. Here are all the details you'll need to see these two sets of ruins without taking a tour.:

Visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Day Trip to the Past

Take your trip with Glamulet charmsA day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy, is a great way to get a feel for the ancient Roman Empire. Here are all the details you'll need to see these two sets of ruins without taking a tour.

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